Earlier this month, the FCC made final judgments concerning the penalties for several Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and Order (NALs) that had been issued for violations of tower regulations.
The FCC imposed a penalty of $8,000 against ACS Wireless for failing to monitor its tower lighting, failing to properly light its antenna structure in Anchorage, Alaska, and failing to notify the FAA of a light outage. In November 2013, the Enforcement Bureau’s Anchorage Office issued an NAL proposing a $10,000 forfeiture. ACS did not deny the violations but requested a reduction in the penalty.
A penalty of $8,000 was assessed against Kemp Broadcasting for failing to monitor and exhibit the required lighting on its antenna structure in Moapa, Nevada, and for failing to notify the FAA of lighting outages. Kemp did not deny the violations, which were issued by the Enforcement Bureau’s Los Angeles Office in February 2014, but requested that the NAL’s proposed $14,000 forfeiture be reduced.
Ohana Media Group was penalized $6,000 for failing to properly light its Anchorage, Alaska, antenna structure and notify the FAA of a light outage. Ohana did not deny the violations, which were cited in February 2014, but asked that it be reduced from the NAL of $10,000.
The FCC penalized Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises $8,000 for failing to properly illuminate its antenna structure in Rapid City, South Dakota, and for failing to notify the FAA of the light outage. The NAL, which was initially issued in June 2014, was reduced from $10,000.